Marriage Longevity
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Learning to dance in the rain

Marriage | In their 56 years of marriage, Red and Dorothy McDaniel learned to endure tribulations knowing that Jesus has overcome the world
by Chris Sicks
Posted 3/02/13, 09:05 am

This article is the 19th in a series profiling couples who have been married for at least 35 years. As sociologist Mark Regnerus writes, “Young adults want to know that it’s possible for two fellow believers to stay happy together for a lifetime, and they need to hear how the generations preceding them did it.” It is also important to see that marriages are not always happy all the time, but commitment is crucial.

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A strong foundation

Marriage | Good habits developed over 58 years of marriage help Jack and Martha Schilthuis meet whatever challenges come their way
by Steve Hall
Posted 2/23/13, 03:27 pm

This article is the 18th in a series profiling couples who have been married for at least 35 years. As sociologist Mark Regnerus writes, “Young adults want to know that it’s possible for two fellow believers to stay happy together for a lifetime, and they need to hear how the generations preceding them did it.” It is also important to see that marriages are not always happy all the time, but commitment is crucial.

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Columbia International University

Love for the long haul

Lifestyle | Will and Colene Norton say the secret to 73 years of 'compatibility' in marriage is God
by Susan Olasky
Posted 2/22/13, 01:00 am

What does it take to be married 73 years? Will Norton, 98, and his wife Colene Woodward Norton, 98, say the secret is God. 

The Nortons met in 1936 at Columbia (S.C.) International University. He was the son of Swedish immigrants, who grew up in Chicago. She was a South Carolina belle. They married in June 1939 and less than a year later were headed to the Belgian Congo to establish the Bible Institute of Ubangi.

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